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Born: February 29, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1998:
Appeared in second film adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, Stephen Soderbergh's "Out of Sight"
2002:
Had role in comedy "Stealing Harvard"
1998:
Had supporting role in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan"
2002:
Landed leading role in NBC sitcom "In-Laws"
1986:
Played Lt. Mike Torello on TV's "Crime Story"
2004:
Replace Jerry Orbach on the hit NBC drama "Law and Order"; left show after two seasons to pursue other projects
1985:
Returned to features four years later to play a role in "Code of Silence"
1996:
Won plaudits for his supporting role in "Get Shorty", adapted from the Elmore Leoanard novel
2002:
Appeared with Tim Allen in "Big Trouble"
2007:
Co-starred in the mafia comedy thriller, "You Kill Me" directed by John Dahl
1997:
Co-starred with Bette Midler in "That Old Feeling"
1998:
Had title role in the CBS series "Buddy Faro"
1992:
Narrated the historical documentary, "The American Gangster"
1985:
Retired from the police force to focus on acting
2000:
Portrayed an American gangster who becomes embroiled with London crooks in "Snatch"
2007:
Cast opposite Woody Harrelson in "The Grand," a comedy set against a poker tournament in Las Vegas
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Acted a leading role in the play "Streamers" at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater; revived role when the play opened in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center
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Born and raised on the south side of Chicago
2005:
Cast in the ensemble drama "Empire Falls," the HBO adaptation of Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize winning novel
2001:
Had role as a TV newsman in the Edward Burns-directed "Sidewalks of New York"
1981:
Made feature film debut in Mann's "Thief"
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Worked on the Chicago police force for 18 years before meeting producer-writer-director Michael Mann, a friend of a friend
2008:
Appeared in the ensemble comedy drama "Bottle Shock"
2008:
Cast in a supporting role opposite Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz in "What Happens in Vegas"
2011:
Featured on the HBO drama "Luck"

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